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33. Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - I'll Meet You in Poland Baby (one of the best antiwar songs ever)
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 02:24 PM
Apr 15

Label: Self Immolation – WOMB FDL 3, Some Bizzare – WOMB FDL 3
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: Sep 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style:Industrial, Post-Punk

Foetus is a main solo project and 'one-man band' of Australian polystylistic composer, multi-instrumentalist, experimental sound artist and producer J.G. Thirlwell. Jim Thirlwell conceived the basic Foetus concept when he relocated to London in 1978. He composed everything and recorded all instruments himself, handling the entire production, even drawing illustrations and designing artworks, but for each album, he would invent a new 'band' with a word 'foetus' in a deliberately profane/offensive name. The debut single, Foetus - Spite Your Face / OKFM 7", was released in 1981 through Thirlwell's own label Self Immolation. Soon after, Thirlwell adopted a next moniker You've Got Foetus On Your Breath, and produced a debut and sophomore full-length albums Deaf and Ache in 1981-82.

In 1984, Thirlwell permanently relocated to New York City, and ever since he had been closely associated with a 'local' (and internationally renowned) avant/industrial/fringe/free improv underground NYC scene. The next two albums, Hole (1984) and Nail '85, were again arranged, performed and produced solely by J.G. Thirlwell, and released under Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel alias. The concept was again re-invented as Foetus Interruptus three years later, for the fifth album Thaw in 1988. All known Foetus aliases and name variations were presented on Foetus - Sink compilation in 1989, a collection of rare b-sides and unreleased tracks.

During the eighties, Foetus was almost exclusively a solo project for Thirlwell (occasionally credited as Clint Ruin) in the studio, but live he was supported by a group of musicians from industrial/experimental bands and projects like Swans, Prong and . They would appear as simply 'Foetus' (in the later years) or yet another Foetus side-project/deviation, such as Foetus Corruptus (captured live in 1988 somewhere in Europe on the 'official bootleg' Rife). In November 1990, an extended configuration of the band, Foetus In Excelsis Corruptus Deluxe, played a concert at the Manhattan's legendary CBGB, which is documented on Male 2xCD, the project's second official live album, released by Big Cat in 1992.


no trouble at all. Groundhawg Apr 14 #1
Why is that hard to believe? madaboutharry Apr 14 #2
TY!.. Here's a short vid I just saw.. Amazing Technolgy! Cha Apr 15 #5
Great video! Can you explain what it shows? rgbecker Apr 15 #19
Missiles are blown up by other missiles. When they're blown up they explode in the air. Debri falls to the ground LeftInTX Apr 15 #23
Saudi Arabia is concermed about Iran's attempts to control the region. wnylib Apr 15 #25
The Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were allies until comradebillyboy Apr 15 #29
Yes, the Nazis and Soviets made a pact before wnylib Apr 15 #32
Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - I'll Meet You in Poland Baby (one of the best antiwar songs ever) Celerity Apr 15 #33
Thank you so much, wnylib! Cha Apr 15 #34
The best source in my book is going to be our current US Administration. nt BootinUp Apr 15 #3
US Source: LeftInTX Apr 15 #4
Iran measures its response so as not to further expand the war. brush Apr 15 #6
Iran measured its response because they feared wnylib Apr 15 #31
Who said anything about it being noble? They telegraphed it was coming because they don't... brush Apr 15 #41
I agree. It's not complicated. Iran had no concern about being proportional or wnylib Apr 15 #45
Simply put, war from afar with proxies is fine. Too close, no. brush Apr 15 #48
Breaking News: Israel is a small democracy. Everything is verifiable. question everything Apr 15 #7
I'm not. H2O Man Apr 15 #8
So are you thinking this is just a big, giant conspiracy? Kennah Apr 15 #9
Well, ya know, ya can't trust (((them))) Happy Hoosier Apr 15 #18
We probably need to lock "them" up Kennah Apr 15 #21
Israel, US, UK, and Jordan intercepted most of them Kennah Apr 15 #10
People denied 10/7 and Hamas committing mass rapes, so I'm not surprised we've got people denying this too. Lancero Apr 15 #11
What are the people who are denying 350 drones and missiles saying? And who are they? rgbecker Apr 15 #12
Ask OP? They consider the reports of missiles to be unverifyable. Oh wait... Lancero Apr 15 #17
And people claudette Apr 15 #27
Israel has offered ceasefires, time and time again, to the Gazan government. Not exactly the actions of a nation... Lancero Apr 15 #35
Yet claudette Apr 15 #36
Yes, the Gazan government is still willing to waste lives on a war they have no hope of winning. Lancero Apr 15 #38
It is claudette Apr 15 #39
By inaction, by refusing to surrender, yagotme Apr 15 #43
I'm done claudette Apr 15 #49
THIS malaise Apr 15 #44
By people, do you mean the US Secretary of Defense? I wonder if he know more about it then you.. EX500rider Apr 15 #42
CT isn't the flex people think it is. BannonsLiver Apr 15 #13
Why start out not believing the reports? brooklynite Apr 15 #14
I'm guessing it is possible and, in this case, I have to take the reports at face value. rgbecker Apr 15 #15
Yes. Interception is amazing. LeftInTX Apr 15 #20
Anti-missile systems effectively stop a missile attack sarisataka Apr 15 #16
Lizard people and Q are real though, right? Kennah Apr 15 #22
No worries. JFK is alive and will be running to settle up TheKentuckian Apr 15 #24
I knew it! H2O Man Apr 15 #28
Only every time I turn on a TV liberal N proud Apr 15 #26
What is it that you have trouble believing? sarisataka Apr 15 #30
The US has confirmed it and I don't believe the Biden administration is lying. Elessar Zappa Apr 15 #37
No trouble at all mcar Apr 15 #40
How many missiles, intercepts, and kills is plausible? Torchlight Apr 15 #46
No Ace Rothstein Apr 15 #47
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